الحوار في ضوء القرآن والسنة
Dialogue in the Light of the Qur’ān and Sunnah
This article discusses different aspects of dialogue in the light of the Qur’ān and Sunnah. The Qur’ān calls for dialogue and the biography of the Prophet Muḥammad tells that he interacted with polytheists, hypocrites, and the people of the book. Therefore, dialogue with other religions is not just a forced choice imposed by geographical, social, or political realities; rather it is the best strategy that the Prophet employed during the Meccan and Medina phases of Islamic preaching. However, in the modern period, some people may accuse Islam of opposing interfaith dialogue. This study highlights that such accusations are baseless and that Islam teaches its followers to have dialogue with the adherents of other religions in the best possible way. Moreover, this study identifies the ways to promote and strengthen interfaith dialogue in the modern age.
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